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Writing: Parallel structure — Harder example

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if you want to follow the footsteps of Taylor Swift you would need to have written your first novel by age 11 have signed an artist development deal with a record company by age 14 and be releasing your first album by age 16 so this this this clause even before we think about the or the sentence even before we think about the grammar it puts a little bit of undue pressure on you if you wanted to be a like Taylor Swift she's a bit of an overachiever but anyway let's let's focus on on the grammar here so if you want to follow the footsteps of Taylor Swift you would need to and then they list three things that you would need to do you would need to have written your first novel by age 11 have signed an artist development deal with a record company by age 14 and be releasing your first album by age 16 so when you read that have you noticed anything well each of these clauses have written starts with a certain form of a verb have written and the way you can say a verb clause we have written then you have have signed which feels parallel to have written it feels like the same form but then you say and be releasing be releasing is a different form than have written or have signed so this is this last this last clause is breaking the parallel structure here so I definitely don't want I definitely want no change if I want it to be parallel I would say and have and have released and let me write that down before I even look at the choices have you write it over here and have released because it was and have released your first album by age 16 you have have written have signed and have release that would be parallel so I would knock those out so let's see if any of these choices have that V signing no I don't want to all of a sudden make this parallel to to this and then it breaks it with have written so I want to rule that out have signed an artist development deal with a record company by age 14 and have released your first album by age 16 yep this is now it's all we have nice parallel structure the same we have have released we have have signed and have written be signing an artist development deal well you know be signing once again this would this would break the parallel structure would have written so you want to rule that one out as well so feeling really good about this choice